Banks, telecos to indicate deadline for linking Aadhaar: SC

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The Supreme Court today made it clear that banks and telecom service providers will have to indicate the last date of linking bank accounts and mobile numbers with Aadhaar in their communications with customers. Currently, the last date to link Aadhaar with bank accounts is December 31 this year while for mobile numbers, it is… Read more »

SC seeks Centre’s reply on pleas challenging Aadhaar Act

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The Supreme Court today sought the government’s response on four petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act and linking of bank accounts and mobile numbers with the 12-digit biometric identification number. The apex court did not pass any interim order in the matter saying that final hearing in all Aadhaar-related issues would start… Read more »

SC disposes of pleas to deposit demonetised notes, refers to constitution bench

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The Supreme Court today disposed of 14 petitions seeking its nod to deposit demonetised notes and said that a five-judge Constitution Bench would deal with this aspect besides deciding the validity of Centre’s decision to demonetise currency notes. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said… Read more »

Sohrabuddin case: Bombay HC issues fresh notices to IPS officers

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The Bombay High Court today issued fresh notices to IPS officers D G Vanzara (retired), Rajkumar Pandiyan, and Dinesh M N seeking their response to pleas challenging their discharge in the alleged fake encounter case of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati. Justice A M Badar, who was hearing a plea filed by Sohrabuddin’s brother Rubabuddin,… Read more »

Saharanpur clashes: HC gives bail to Bhim Army chief

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The Allahabad High Court today granted bail to Chandrashekhar, the chief of dalit outfit Bhim Army who was arrested on June 8 in connection with Thakur- Dalit clash in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district. Justice Mukhtar Ahmed allowed the bail plea of accused Chandrashekhar alias Ravan, accepting the argument of his counsel that neither any specific… Read more »

All unwelcome physical contact not sexual harassment: Delhi HC

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All unwelcome physical contact cannot be called sexual harassment unless it is in the nature of a sexually oriented behaviour, the Delhi High Court has said. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, who made the observation, also said that even an accidental physical contact, though unwelcome, would not amount to sexual harassment. “Similarly, a physical contact which has… Read more »

Illegal pandals: Bombay High Court notice to civic chiefs

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The Bombay High Court today took a stern view of the “inaction” against the illegal pandals set up during Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri, and issued notices to commissioners of three civic bodies, asking them to explain why contempt action should not be initiated against them. A division bench of Justices A S Oka and A… Read more »

Can’t ignore education of kids with special needs: Delhi HC

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The requirement of special education to children with special needs cannot be ignored as a delay of even a day would severely impact them, the Delhi High Court today said. The court’s observation came while directing the Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board (DSSSB) the reason for the delay in recruiting special educators in schools of… Read more »

SC to hear tomorrow plea challenging validity of Aadhaar Act

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The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar and the counsel representing the petitioner sought an urgent hearing, saying similar pleas were already listed for hearing before the apex court tomorrow. Karnataka-based Mathew… Read more »

1984 riots case:Conclude Verma’s lie-detector test by Nov-end

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A Delhi court today directed the that the polygraph test of controversial arms dealer Abhishek Verma, a witness in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, should be concluded by this month end. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Arora, who appointed former Director of Prosecution B S Joon as its commissioner to oversee Verma’s lie-detector test, fixed… Read more »